Shelter is not only a basic human need, it is also critical to people’s ability to pursue and attain economic stability.
We work to remove barriers that limit people’s ability to access safe, affordable, healthy housing that everyone deserves. We educate policymakers so they can pass more effective policies. We litigate and win victories for tenants. We collaborate with community members and partner organizations to identify solutions and amplify the voices of those most impacted. And we inform the public at large so everyone can play a part in ensuring affordable housing for all.
A year ago, Illinois passed a law making it a civil rights violation to deny housing based on an individual's source of income. Housing justice attorney Joerika Stitt looks at the law's impact.
Background screening practices block many tenants from safe and affordable housing.
Since everyone needs a place to live, ensuring that people with records have access to stable housing is not merely equitable, but also a matter of common sense.
Source of income discrimination disproportionately affects people of color, women, and people with disabilities.
This can never happen again.
Now is the time to push for innovative solutions and reimagine the eviction system’s role in perpetuating poverty.
Shriver Center participates in White House meeting with tenant leaders, advocates, and providers.
We must remove barriers that limit people's ability to make those choices and to address the legacy of racism that is embedded in our country's housing policies.
Everyone deserves safe, stable housing.
Eviction filings hamper tenants' ability to find a new home, regardless of the outcome of the case.
Tenants deserve to be protected under consumer protection laws.
This Spanish-language webinar covers general elements of fair housing law
A collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of structural racism.
The Fight for Environmental Justice in Federally Assisted Housing
Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.
Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The policy of aldermanic prerogative has hindered development of affordable housing and racial integration in the City of Chicago
Crime free rental housing and nuisance property ordinances often have very costly consequences for tenant families, landlords, and the whole community
Overly restrictive housing admissions policies create barriers to housing for individuals with criminal records.